Coronavirus Update 7th April 2022

The government has now removed all remaining mandatory restrictions in England, however this does not mean that the virus has gone away.

Who can still get Free Test kits?

Free testing for everyone has now ended.  This means that people can no longer collect free rapid tests or book a PCR test at a local testing site.   

However, there are exceptions as the government has said that free COVID-19 testing will still be in place for certain people – including patients in hospital, people who are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and their PAs.  Unfortunately, this does not include carers.  

If you employ your own PA or Support Worker, you can register and order free test kits online.  See for more information on how to do this.

Vaccinations for children aged five to 11

COVID-19 vaccinations are now being offered to five to 11 year olds at dedicated children’s clinics in our area, including at a space-themed pod at the Vaccination Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY.

You can book an appointment online via the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

Visit for all the vaccination options in your area.

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